Caroline Dinenage attended the G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting in Rome, with Culture Ministers from the world’s leading economies in attendance. This used to be the first G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting to be hosted in person, following a virtual Culture Ministers’ meeting hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in November 2020.
The G20 Culture Ministerial used to be launched at the Colosseum by the Italian High Minister Mario Draghi, who delivered a speech recognising the significance of the cultural sector in Italy and the role of culture as a extremely necessary engine for sustainable, balanced and inclusive increase globally.
Following interventions from all G20 participants and observers, the Ministerial concluded at the historic Palazzo Barberini, with all associates unanimously adopting the ‘Rome Declaration of the G20 Culture Ministers’.
The Rome Declaration is a 32-point statement recognising that culture is an necessary ingredient for human kind and performs an unparallelled role in fostering the resilience and the regeneration of our economies and our societies. It makes a speciality of 5 priorities:
- The safety of cultural heritage and tackling illicit trafficking;
- Addressing the climate crisis by culture;
- Building skill by training and education;
- Digital transition and recent applied sciences for culture; and
- Creative industries as drivers for sustainable and balanced increase.
Caroline Dinenage delivered a keynote speech outlining the UK’s map to addressing the climate crisis by culture.
In the margins of the G20 programme, Caroline Dinenage additionally held bilateral meetings with the lead representative for Culture from France, Spain, Germany and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Discussions explored cultural collaboration to enhance female management, artist mobility, fluctuate and inclusion within the creative industries, culture-led climate action, and international cultural heritage safety.
Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, stated:
Celebrating the role of culture in supporting fluctuate, inclusion and human rights used to be at the heart of the G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting in Rome.
The UK recognises the immense attainable that exists in particular for culture and digital applied sciences, and is dedicated to tackling the digital divide by our domestic and our international initiatives and coverage platforms, ensuring that fluctuate and inclusion shapes our map.
The UK is working to safeguard cultural heritage at threat recognising the necessary segment this performs in peace-building, security and stability during the world, whereas advancing innovative, culture-basically basically based mostly solutions to the climate crisis – in the UK, and in our international programmes.
Through these world leading programmes, and our COP26 Presidency in partnership with Italy, the UK appears to be like to be forward to working with companions from at some point of the globe to put in force and enhance culture basically basically based mostly climate action as dwelling out in the historic G20 Rome Declaration.
The Minister visited cultural leaders and institutions in Rome to celebrate the special cultural relationship between Italy and the UK, and dedicated to building recent creative partnerships in the coming years. The Minister additionally visited the Carabinieri to glimpse Italian abilities in policing the illicit trafficking of cultural property; met Bishop Tighe, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, and had a tour of the Vatican Library; visited the archives and artists’ studios at the British School in Rome; met Pinewood Studios and Netflix representatives during a movie screening of The Dig, and interacted with a Virtual Reality abilities at the Keats–Shelley Memorial Apartment.